Photo- Paul Wild, Moments Photography Studio, Blackpool
Born 1964, Suffolk, England
I was born in Suffolk and am now based in Blackpool in Lancashire.
After working as an industrial screen printer for nearly 20 years I had to give up work due to a long period of depression. As I recovered I enrolled as a mature student on a Foundation Art and Design course at the Blackpool and the Fylde College, receiving a Distinction. I stayed on at B&FC to take BA (Hons) Fine Art and Professional Practice and was awarded a first class honours degree. I received the Mary Elizabeth Barrow award from Blackpool and the Fylde College. In October 2018 I began an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Univerity of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
As well as being an artist I am also a life model and have posed for many artists, photographers and life drawing classes.
2015-2018 Blackpool and the Fylde College BA (Hons) Fine Art and Professional Practice
2014-2015 Blackpool and the Fylde College Foundation Diploma
2019 Social Circle, It's A Gallery, Backpool
2018 Degree Show, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Blackpool
2018 5 – A Creative Collection, MediaCity, Salford
2017 Emerge, Houndshill Centre, Blackpool
2014 Solo Exhibition, The Kiln House Gallery, Thornton
2017 Mary Elizabeth Barrow Award, for outstanding achievement in visual arts.
2018 Exorcising Your Demons, a workshop on using art to help with recovery from a variety of issues as part of a series for Anon, A Community Arts Project in Fleetwood.
2018 Exorcising My Demons, an article for Disability Arts Online website inspired by the workshop for Anon, available to read here.